1. Registration open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk

Registration is now open for the 34th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 17.

More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8k run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $12 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds.

The $25 cost includes walk/run participation and a T-shirt. Register online by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, as an individual or with a Marquette team. For more information about joining the Marquette University team, contact John Cary, supervisor of university information, at 8-3128. Event day registration is also available.

Volunteer opportunities are also available before, during and after the run/walk. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of AMU, at 8-3129 for more information.

The event date has returned to the third Saturday in September after a two-year stretch in October due to a conflict with Rosh Hashanah in 2009 and 2010.

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2. Marquette hosting Youth Venture Summit

Marquette is hosting the 2011 Youth Venture Summit that brings together more than 100 young leaders interested in social entrepreneurship and creating social change, as well as the adult mentors and professionals who support them. Summit attendees will be on campus July 28-31 to access workshops, tools, a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and seed funding to establish their own business ventures that solve problems around them.

Register online.

Youth Venture was created by Ashoka, the global pioneer of the social entrepreneurship sector and the world’s biggest network of social entrepreneurs.

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3. Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults program to be held

The Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, housed in the College of Nursing, is holding “Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults,” Thursday, July 14, at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet Street. The program will feature seven panelists discussing local organizations, community resources and prepping for emergencies. Panelists represent organizations such as the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Interfaith Older Adult Programs and the American Red Cross.

Registration is available at the door beginning at 12:45 p.m. The program will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Stacy Barnes, director of Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, at 8-3709.

The program is free to Marquette employees and students.

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4. Students receive $15 for talking about college life and alcohol

Volunteers are needed for a research study, “The Changing Role of Alcohol Consumption in the College Student Experience: How Drinking Rituals Take On New Meaning Over Time.” 

Participants are asked to participate in a one-hour interview conducted one-on-one to talk about their life experiences as a college student and the role that alcohol plays. Each participant must:

  • Be an undergraduate student at Marquette
  • Be 18-25 years old
  • Consume alcohol on a regular basis (four to five drinks at a single sitting, once or more in a two-week period)

Participants receive $15 for the interview.

The study is being conducted by Dr. Joyce Wolburg, professor of advertising and associate dean in the Diederich College of Communication. For more information contact Dr. Wolburg at 8-7309.

The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.

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